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Summer travel season is upon us!

Last Updated by Lea Vigi on

As a Mom of four, I know how complicated it is to prepare for a road trip with your family.

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Water/Outdoor Safety, bike helmets, hydration…

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Summer is officially here! With its barbeques, pool parties, camping, and other outdoor adventures that Michiganders have been waiting for during months and months or cold, gray weather.

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Transition to Summer/Summer Camps

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Summer is quickly approaching. But that final school bell doesn’t mean that learning is closed for the summer—in fact summer presents children with lots of opportunities to learn and explore in fun and concrete ways.

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Become the Game Controller

Posted by Michael Sellers on

An entire generation has grown up with video games, and if you have children between the ages of 3 and 17, chances are there is some video game playing going on in your house.

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Physical activity is important for everyone

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Physical activity is important for everyone. Not only can it reduce the risk of some diseases, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, it keeps our bodies at a healthy weight and benefits our mental health as well.

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Mindfulness

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Kids and parents alike need ways to manage stress and strong emotions—and mindfulness is a great place to start.

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Spring into Learning

Posted by Lea Vigi on

Spring is a time of discovery for young children after spending much of the winter indoors. Identifying signs of spring and asking questions about the changes taking place can lead to interesting conversation and insights into your child’s understanding of the world, while also encouraging growth in scientific thinking skills.

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Travelling with Children

Last Updated by Lea Vigi on

Family vacations are where memories are made for a lifetime. In a fast paced environment where we are consumed by technology, families need a chance to reconnect. Traveling with children of any age can add a different dynamic to a vacation but traveling with young children can be stressful to plan and execute.

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Tantrums are Normal

Posted by Michael Sellers on

Sometimes a child will start to express their feelings in subtle ways, such as frowning, sighing or pulling away. Reading and responding to those early cues of building stress may help prevent a tantrum.

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